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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.20
VHI's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. VHI: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
VHI' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.22 Max: N/A
Current: 0.2
Equity-to-Asset 0.08
VHI's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. VHI: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
VHI' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.08
0.08
0.4
Interest Coverage 2.16
VHI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 38.76 vs. VHI: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VHI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 2.43 Max: 8.47
Current: 2.16
0.31
8.47
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 1.32
Beneish M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
14.25%
6.80%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 8.15
VHI's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
67% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. VHI: 8.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
VHI' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.29  Med: 8.22 Max: 25.25
Current: 8.15
-8.29
25.25
Net Margin % 0.97
VHI's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
84% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. VHI: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
VHI' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.54  Med: 1.39 Max: 10.49
Current: 0.97
-8.54
10.49
ROE % 7.16
VHI's ROE % is ranked lower than
88% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. VHI: 7.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
VHI' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.8  Med: 4.57 Max: 36.28
Current: 7.16
-35.8
36.28
ROA % 0.65
VHI's ROA % is ranked lower than
82% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. VHI: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
VHI' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.87  Med: 0.9 Max: 7.83
Current: 0.65
-4.87
7.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 12.66
VHI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.62 vs. VHI: 12.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
VHI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.42  Med: 13.01 Max: 49.65
Current: 12.66
-12.42
49.65
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -6.30
VHI's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. VHI: -6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
VHI' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.4  Med: 1.7 Max: 12
Current: -6.3
-29.4
12
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -44.30
VHI's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
95% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. VHI: -44.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
VHI' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.1  Med: 3.7 Max: 138.3
Current: -44.3
-50.1
138.3
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals    NAICS: 325130    SIC: 2816
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Headquarter Location:USA
Valhi Inc is a producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigments, or TiO2, a base industrial product used in a wide range of applications.

Valhi Inc operates through its wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries. The Company has four operating segments Chemicals, Component Products, Waste Management and Real estate Management and development. The Chemical segment operates through its controlled subsidiary, Kronos Worldwide, Inc., is a producer and marketer of value-added TiO2 pigments, a base industrial product used in many applications. The Component Products segment is controlled by its subsidiary, CompX, it is a manufacturer of security products used in recreational transportation, postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare and a variety of other industries. It is also a manufacturer of stainless steel exhaust systems, gauges, and throttle controls for recreational boats. The waste management segment is involved in processing, treatment, storage and disposal of certain hazardous and toxic wastes. The real estate Management and Development segment operates in real estate management and development through control of BMI and LandWell.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 67.80
VHI's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.14 vs. VHI: 67.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
VHI' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.83  Med: 30.57 Max: 365
Current: 67.8
7.83
365
PE Ratio without NRI 67.80
VHI's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.26 vs. VHI: 67.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
VHI' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.66  Med: 31.35 Max: 832.5
Current: 67.8
7.66
832.5
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 22.64
VHI's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.07 vs. VHI: 22.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
VHI' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.38  Med: 53.42 Max: 2118.33
Current: 22.64
6.38
2118.33
PS Ratio 0.73
VHI's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. VHI: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
VHI' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.18 Max: 3.88
Current: 0.73
0.22
3.88
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.59
VHI's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
91% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. VHI: 12.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
VHI' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.11  Med: 49.06 Max: 754.44
Current: 12.59
11.11
754.44
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.72
VHI's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
68% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. VHI: 7.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
VHI' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.86  Med: 25.92 Max: 256.52
Current: 7.72
6.86
256.52
EV-to-EBIT 20.99
VHI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
86% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. VHI: 20.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VHI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -368.2  Med: 19 Max: 276.9
Current: 20.99
-368.2
276.9
EV-to-EBITDA 14.12
VHI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
75% of the 1142 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.25 vs. VHI: 14.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VHI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -554.9  Med: 16.5 Max: 911.5
Current: 14.12
-554.9
911.5
Shiller PE Ratio 44.15
VHI's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 36.52 vs. VHI: 44.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
VHI' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.62  Med: 31.16 Max: 116.17
Current: 44.15
7.62
116.17
Current Ratio 2.88
VHI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. VHI: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VHI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 2.2 Max: 3.59
Current: 2.88
0.85
3.59
Quick Ratio 1.70
VHI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. VHI: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VHI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.34 Max: 2.24
Current: 1.7
0.32
2.24
Days Inventory 104.66
VHI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
79% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.16 vs. VHI: 104.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VHI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 90.89  Med: 109.43 Max: 134.55
Current: 104.66
90.89
134.55
Days Sales Outstanding 61.64
VHI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 59.97 vs. VHI: 61.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VHI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 49.36 Max: 61.64
Current: 61.64
0.02
61.64
Days Payable 31.87
VHI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 49.46 vs. VHI: 31.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VHI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.03  Med: 35.31 Max: 56.05
Current: 31.87
27.03
56.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.37
VHI's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
70% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. VHI: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
VHI' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 2.08 Max: 8.08
Current: 2.37
0.67
8.08
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.60
VHI's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. VHI: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
VHI' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.6
Current: 1.6
0.25
1.6
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -26.30
VHI's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
82% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. VHI: -26.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
VHI' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.5 Max: 58
Current: -26.3
0
58
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.31
VHI's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
67% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. VHI: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.92
VHI's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
79% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. VHI: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
VHI' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.8 Max: 3.13
Current: 0.92
0.26
3.13

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.61
VHI's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. VHI: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
VHI' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.82 Max: 10.51
Current: 2.61
0
10.51
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.59
VHI's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. VHI: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
VHI' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.41 Max: 2.92
Current: 0.59
0
2.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.73
VHI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. VHI: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
VHI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 4.6 Max: 15.9
Current: 4.73
0.4
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 20.01
VHI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
77% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.09 vs. VHI: 20.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
VHI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.5  Med: 5.6 Max: 46.4
Current: 20.01
-19.5
46.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,676
EPS (TTM) $ 0.05
Beta3.36
Short Percentage of Float1.70%
52-Week Range $1.34 - 4.10
Shares Outstanding (Mil)339.16
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